Implants are artificial tooth roots prepared from titanium in the form of tooth roots and placed in the jawbone with a small operation.
Titanium is a tissue-friendly material. It attaches cellularly to the place where it is placed by forming a special bond with the bone. When this grip is complete (2-6 months) The process of preparing the prosthesis, which we call the superstructure, is started. Today, implants are arguably the best alternative to natural teeth. In case of single tooth deficiencies, healthy teeth can be made without the need for any operation on the adjacent teeth.

  • What is the duration of implant treatment?

Generally, 1 week is sufficient for your implant treatment. In addition, thanks to the self-dissolving suture, treatment can be performed in 1 day, but in this case, the prosthesis that you can use for a temporary time will not be made. The first stage of your treatment is implant treatment, in the second stage, the implant is expected to fuse to your bone between 3 and 6 months, and then a prosthesis is placed on the implant within 1 week.

  • Can implants be used in all situations?

Implant can be used for any situation, whether there is a single tooth or more than one missing tooth, if there is enough bone for implant placement.

  • Can each patient be implanted?

Implant screws are structures that have a specific thickness and width. For this reason, the jawbone in the area where the implant is to be placed must have the height and width to accept this implant screw. The quality of the existing bone is also one of the factors affecting the success of the implant. In addition, before the treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth, the gums must be completely healthy. As long as the general health of the patient is good, there is no upper age limit to prevent implant application, but it may not be preferred to apply to very young patients whose bone development has not been completed.

  • Will I feel pain when the implant is placed?

No, if appropriate anesthetic methods are used. General or local anesthesia can be used during the operation, depending on the patient’s preference. Usually, the pain that can be felt on the evening of the implant placement can be relieved with simple painkillers. Many patients state that this pain is not different from the pain felt after normal tooth extraction. In cases where the treatment is completed without any problems, you will be so comfortable that you do not even feel the presence of the implants.

  • Is Implant Treatment done with sleep?

Sedation is the process of performing your treatments while you sleep, as in general anesthesia administered by our General Anesthesiologist. However, unlike general anesthesia, you do not need to stay in the hospital at the end of the treatment, since you are not in a deep sleep and you are in a light sleep, and the side effects are almost non-existent when compared to general anesthesia. While under sedation, your entire treatment will be completed in 2-4 hours.

  • Can my prostheses be fitted immediately after the implants are placed?

No. Full integration of implants with bone (Osteointegration) In order to ensure optimal recovery, the loads on the implant should be minimized during the first 3-6 months, which is the healing period. However, your doctor will restore your function by making a suitable temporary prosthesis during this recovery period.

  • I want to have an implant, how long is the total treatment time?

Nowadays, it is even possible to perform implant operations in just half an hour. The total time varies according to the type of operation determined according to your tooth and bone structure. In general, the procedure is completed in the 3rd month after the first operation.

  • Is cleaning of implants important?

Yes. It is also very important. Considering that implants are foreign bodies in the mouth, you will appreciate that their cleaning is at least as important as your own teeth, or even more. Cleaning the implants is not difficult, although it requires a certain learning process. However, you need to allocate enough time for this task. What you should not forget is that the most important factor for the success of this type of treatment is regular oral care.

  • How is the prosthesis placed on the implants?

Prostheses to be made on implants may be of different types depending on the nature of the case. In other words, these can be removed by the patient for easy cleaning, or they can be planned to be removed only by the dentist. Both plans have advantages and disadvantages, and your doctor will explain the design that is suitable for you before your treatment begins.

  • Is ‘one’ implant required for every missing tooth?

No. If the number of missing teeth is more than 1, a single implant can serve 2 or 3 teeth, depending on the area to be implanted.

  • What happens if the implant screw does not fuse with the bone (not osseointegrated)?

In the case of using the right implant and method, such a possibility is negligible. This type of failure usually occurs within the first 6 months following the surgical operation. In such a case, the implant should be removed with a process as easy as tooth extraction. Following the healing of the bone in this area, a new implant can be placed, or one of the classical type prostheses can be preferred. However, in cases where more than 2 implants are placed, the remaining implants are sufficient to serve with the redesign of the prosthesis.

  • What are the risks that can be observed in implant treatment?

There is no risk beyond the risks that can be observed in all surgical procedures, inside or outside the mouth. These may occur as infections and allergies in the early period, and as inflammations due to inadequate oral hygiene in the late period after the completion of the dentures. Smoking increases the risk of infection, especially during early recovery.

  • What will be done in the implant examination?

During this examination, it is the most accurate method to examine you by the physicians who will place the implants, make the prosthesis and undertake the subsequent periodic gingival care in order to determine whether you are a suitable patient for treatment. During this examination, information about your general health status will be obtained from you, and if necessary, you may be asked to have some tests done. At this stage, panoramic film and various x-ray examinations will be required.

  • How long do implants last?

It has been observed that the implants remain in the mouth for up to thirty years without any problems. The life of the implant depends on many factors. The health of the patient and the good care of the implants are two of them.

  • Is old age a factor in the decision to make an implant?

No. Health is a much more important factor than age. Many patients in their 70s and 80s have a lower surgical risk than patients with younger health problems. Also, older people are more likely to need implants than younger people because older people have more tooth loss

  • Is there a risk of implants being rejected by the body?

Implants are made of materials that do not have any side effects for the organism, and have been subjected to intense research for years. These substances are usually metals such as titanium, and other similar substances that are never part of a living organism. The body produces antigens against them and rejects them, as in heart and kidney transplants. It is not possible.

  • Is there a risk of cancer?

No evidence has been found in the medical literature showing that implants cause cancer.

  • What is done in cases of bone deficiency in the area where the implant will be applied?

In some cases, the appropriate amount of bone may not be found in the area to be implanted for various reasons. In this case, after a careful examination and evaluation by our maxillofacial surgeon, bone formation procedures in the relevant area (augmentation, bone graft application, bone powder application)bone volume can be increased to desired dimensions.

  • What is Sinus Lifting?

It is the process of placing bone graft/powder into the sinus cavity and making these areas suitable for implant in cases where the spaces called sinuses in the upper jaw do not allow for the implant.

  • Can Implant be made immediately after tooth extraction?

In most cases, if the bone structure in the area to be implanted is suitable, the implant can be easily implanted immediately after tooth extraction. In general, after this procedure, the implant is supported by the addition of bone powder in the area.

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